Traditionally held on the third Friday of February, the Carbondale Chamber’s Annual Banquet is the organization’s biggest event of the year. The Annual Banquet includes a reception, catered dinner, the presentation of annual awards, a silent auction, raffles and surprises.
The Chamber's Centennial Celebration Banquet will be Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Southern Illinois University Student Center. In addition to the recognition of outstanding businesses and individuals, the evening will include pre- and post-event receptions with complimentary food, beer, wine and soft drinks sponsored by Mayer Networks and Mayer Branding. Banquet attendees will enjoy a catered meal and performances by the 80-piece combined Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Illinois Civic Orchestra as well as Dick Kelley and the SIU Jazz Orchestra. The performances are sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare.
Additionally, the Chamber's Centennial Raffle will reward one lucky attendee with one of 25 fantastic possible prizes. Potential prizes range from $1,000 cash to products and services donated by Chamber members. Someone at the banquet might even win a brand new Ford Fusion or Ford Escape courtesy of Vogler Motor Company. Information on the Centennial Raffle is available here.
For a description of the awards presented and previous winners, visit the Annual Awards page.